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Burns & McDonnell Transmission & Distribution Relay Settings Engineer - Substation (Atlanta) in Atlanta, Georgia


  • Executes complex assignments requiring the use of advanced electrical engineering techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment, and/or technological methods.

  • Coordinate departmental or divisional project studies, reports, or project design assignments.

  • Responsible for performing power system studies and system protection settings coordination on various projects (Up to 500-kV voltage level).

  • Develop design basis documentation for protective settings and generate native relay configuration files.

  • Conduct design reviews, and support quality control.

  • Assist project manager to develop scope of work and conceptual design for the projects.

  • Train, guide, and mentor less experienced team members.

  • Support business development and marketing initiatives.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a directly related field plus three (3) years of experience in electrical systems studies in the electric utility or industrial power distribution industry.

  • Will accept a Master’s degree plus two (2) years of related experience in lieu of Bachelor’s degree plus three (3) years of related experience.

  • Ability to obtain a Professional Engineer licensure.

Preferred Experience/Skills:

  • Previous experience in development of protective relay settings in Transmission, or Distribution industry

  • Prior experience in commonly utilized system modelling software programs (ASPEN, CAPE, CYME, ETAP, SKM, etc.)

  • Knowledge of protection schemes and philosophies commonly applied at Transmission, and Distribution substations.

  • Developing native relay setting files using SEL’s AcSELerator and GE’s Enervista software programs

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical single lines, three lines, schematics, functional diagrams, etc.

  • Designing calculations, including short circuit calculation, current transformer performance and ratio selection, over-current element coordination, zone-distance element selection and coordination, and relay loadability calculation

  • Ability to perform Grounding, Arc Flash, and other Power system studies is a plus

  • Providing engineering support with construction and commissioning activities for substations


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-GA-Atlanta

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 221051 Job Hire Type Experienced